Despite what the other definitions on here say, a person who catfishes online is not a catfish. The term "catfishing" (online) derives from real-world fishing. The person who is catfishing puts the bait out there, and waits for someone to bite. The person who falls for the bait and believes the catfisher is the catfish.
I love to catfish for hot girls so I can break their stupid catfish hearts.
monkey0506 tərəfindən 18 Noyabr 2013
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A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.
Did you hear how Dave got totally catfished last month?! The fox he thought he was talking to turned out to be a pervy guy from San Diego!

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I was really falling for that gorgeous gal on Facebook, but she turned out to be a catfish.
sbacker tərəfindən 22 İyul 2010
someone who pretends to be someone they are not online to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.

From the 2010 movie Catfish
Many guys have multiple accounts on facebook because they are catfishes
Dexxe tərəfindən 02 Sentyabr 2010
Someone who pretends to be someone they're not online to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.
Freshman year I started chatting with this chill girl online, only for her to turn out ugly-ass catfish. Never again.
Midoof tərəfindən 28 Sentyabr 2010
A catfish is someone who assumes a false identity on the Internet using various platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. A catfish is often undesirable in comparison to thier profile, as an actual catfish would be to a premium "catch" fish like Alaskan salmon.
I met this guy on match.com who was a total catfish. His pic was cute but he obviously thinks he is a time traveler cause he looked like Matlock!
Jwoflava tərəfindən 11 Avqust 2013
A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not on the internet.
Did you hear how Bonnie Combs got totally catfished last month?! She was caught lying about her life on the internet!
pixiemaguire tərəfindən 16 Sentyabr 2014
To give the impression of being an attractive person in order to attract someone online while being a complete or near opposite of that portrayed.
I met this girl online that looks like Kate Upton, but it turns out I was being catfished because then we met and he looked more like Michael Moore.
Leroy Jenkings tərəfindən 02 Aprel 2015
someone who pretends to be a girl online and impersonate other people by using fake pictures. Also, someone who will make excuses not to fulfill the people request such as handwritten name picture, facetime, and mainly are gold diggers through online games. In addition, code name "Marti" aka CatFish.
Damn Marti how did you get all those gears? I catfish people.
DrBlitz, I love you Ashwee but wait, I am a CatFish aka Marti from CA.
Cat-Fish tərəfindən 03 Avqust 2015

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